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The President,
Bar Association of Sri Lanka,
Colombo 12.
SUPREME
COURT REFERENCE
NO. 01 12014
I have been directed by His Lordship the Hon. Chief Justice to inform you that His Excellency the
President interms of Article 129 (1) of the Constitution, has referred to this Court the following questions
for its consideration and for an opinion to be submitted to His Excellency on or before ro" November
2014;
"(a). Whether in terms of Article 31 (3A)(a)(i) of the Constitution, as amended by tne-18thAmendment, I, as the incumbent President, serving my second term of office as President, have any
impediment, after the expiration of four years from the date of commencement of my second term of
office as President on 19th November 2010, to declare by Proclamation my intention of appealing to
the People for a mandate to hold office as President by election, for a further term; and
(b). Whether in terms of the provisions of the Constitution, as amended by the 18th Amendment, I, as
the incumbent President, serving my second term of office as President, and was functioning as such
on the date the 18th Amendment was enacted, have any impediment to be elected for a further term of
office."
I shall be pleased, if you could inform to the membership that written submission in respect of the
above mentioned questions will be entertained at the Registry of the Supreme Court until 03 p.m. of
07th November 2014.
The Written submissions would be tendered to the Registrar of the Supreme Court.
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'Mrs. M.M.".Tay~era,
Registrar,
Supreme Court
MRS.M.M.JAYASEKERA
REGISTRAR
SUPRE!.IE COURT
COLOMBO 12.
SRI LANKA.
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No. 153, Mihindu Mawatha, Colombo 12, 01200, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 11 2447134, +94 11 2331697, Fax: +94 11 2448090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.basLlk
5th November 2014
Mrs. M M Jayasekera,
Registrar,
Supreme Court of Sri Lanka,
Hulftsdorp
Dear Madam,
Reference your letter dated 5th November 2014, I wish to place on record our appreciation
extended to the Bar Association
of Sri Lanka inviting response by way of written
of the courtesy
submissions on the
matters as referred to in your letter.
We have already taken steps and communicated
with the General membership
of the contents of your
notification.
As the matter under reference is of grave National Importance,
when the open hearing would be listed, permitting
I would be obliged to be informed as to
counsel to be heard in person.
Yours faithfully,
President
Bar Association of Sri Lanka
President· Upul Jayasuriya
Deputy President· PrasannaJayawardena PC
Secretary· Ajith Pathirana
Treasurer· Upul Deshapriya
Assistant Secretary· Rajindh Perera